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Chip Franklin

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. In addition, Chip is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting, and numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN. He has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities and more a hundred Fortune 1000 companies as a speaker, comedian, and media consultant. Marc Fisher, senior editor at the Washington Post says, “Chip adds irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” He is however, a mediocre dancer.
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November 23rd, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump’s tax plan works like this; rich people won’t pay taxes in the hope that …

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November 19th, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews “The Drudge Effect”

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com The Drudge Report started 20 years ago with a semen stained dress, and it’s been …

November 17th, 2017

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Time For Men To Be Men

There is a great difference between what Al Franken admits doing and the actions of Roy Moore. There is even a greater difference, however, between the actions of these two men and the rest of us who shake our heads and collectively ask, WTF? Why would a man touch or kiss a woman without her …

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November 16th, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump yesterday removed restrictions on importing African elephant trophies, meaning Americans will soon be able …

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November 15th, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com The three idiots from UCLA caught shoplifting in China are now free. While in China …

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November 14th, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Mattel is introducing “Hijab Barbie” Thats right, the new Muslim Barbie will be in stores …

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November 12th, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Sean Hannity, who’s soul disappeared sometime in the 90’s, proved it when he wholeheartedly supported …

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November 9th, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Senator Rand Paul’s neighbor allegedly beat the crap out of Paul up because he didn’t …

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November 7th, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump is the alcoholic husband you see on COPS pounding on the door at 2:00am …

November 5th, 2017

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Our Founding Fathers Sucked At Math

Ron Chernow is the author of “Hamilton,” the book that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical. And in his 700-plus pages of remarkable insight, he does come to some remarkably shocking conclusions. One is that our founding fathers sucked at math. It’s true. Hidden inside the compromise that relocated the nation’s capital from New York to …

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November 3rd, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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November 2nd, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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November 1st, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com  

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November 1st, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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October 26th, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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October 23rd, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

October 22nd, 2017

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Millennials Are Paying For It, But Will The Democrats Pay More?

The good news is… Since the election, millennials have stepped up. Subscriptions to “real media,” that is publications with traditional standards of verification, multiple sourced investigations and on-staff ombudsmen, have more than doubled since Trump’s election. And that’s good news. The bad news is, if you’re a Democrat, the truth hurts. The optimistic uptick comes …

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October 19th, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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October 18th, 2017

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Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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October 17th, 2017

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The Dow Jones industrial average exceeded 23,000 for the first time in US history. Trump supporters and Wall Street analysts say it shows the presidents strong leadership on economic issues. The people in Puerto Rico however said, go f*ck yourself. Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk …

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October 16th, 2017

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Trump played a round of golf Sunday with KY Senator Rand Paul, normally a tough critic of Trump. When asked by reporters who won the game, Paul said. “The president never loses, and if you excuse me, I have to go get something out of my ass.”

October 14th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The Right To (My) Life

When does life begin? That’s a question for the ages. Some say life begins at conception, others say life begins at birth. Newt Gingrich says life begins after he divorces a cancer-ridden wife. The point is, no one knows, but that doesn’t stop anti-abortion groups from pretending they do. It’s no coincidence that the current …

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October 11th, 2017

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Dear sirs, I’ll keep this short. STFU.

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October 9th, 2017

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People are watching to see how liberals respond to Trump. So act like you talk, because now it really matters.

October 6th, 2017

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Are You Ready For Some Redneck?

These are ironic times. Or maybe not. I was watching Monday Night Football a couple weeks ago when Hank Williams Jr.’s “Are You Ready For Some Football” rattled my cage. In case you don’t remember, this is the song that opened Monday Night Football for more than a decade until Williams was fired in 2011 …

October 4th, 2017

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We are Under Attack and the Terrorists Are White Men With Guns

While Trump bans Muslims and attacks people of color, a dark shadow emerges. While Trump scorns the peaceful protests of NFL players, calling them sons of bitches, a plot unfolds. While Mexican-Americans feed the nation, and 800,000 fully vetted Dreamers go to work and go to school, Trump calls them rapists and murderers and Congress …

October 3rd, 2017

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An American Man With Few Peers

“Well I don’t know, but I’ve been told, You never slow down, you never grow old.” Tom Petty’s sudden departure has affected me profoundly. Maybe because he left me when I needed him most, with the world seemingly beginning to unravel. I don’t know. But I just didn’t love his music, I loved Tom Petty. …

October 2nd, 2017

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I Don’t Give a Shit About Your Handgun

Usually, I’m slightly amused when “gun rights” advocates parse words over the definition of an “assault rifle.” But not today. Dozens dead, hundreds injured, and you will again scream about your right to own a gun. So let me get this out there. I don’t give a shit about your handguns. Despite the overwhelming evidence …

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September 30th, 2017

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September 29th, 2017

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Darrell Hammond; What a Real Artist Looks Like

The Washington Post published an extensive piece today on SNL veteran Darrell Hammond, a friend of mine whom I met back in 80s. Normally, I would hesitate to call him a friend, in that we were on the road together 30 years ago when no one knew our names, and today he is one of …

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September 28th, 2017

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September 28th, 2017

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Hugh Hefner Was a First Class Creep

As we look back on the life of Hugh Hefner, I hear revisionist rumblings of how he was a “crusader” for the sexual revolution. Really? Sex doesn’t need a crusader. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s almost seven billion people in the world. Sex is doing just fine. Hugh Hefner wasn’t a visionary. He was …

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September 26th, 2017

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September 25th, 2017

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Courage is Kaepernick, and Now This Guy

I have two heroes today; Colin Kaepernick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Colin Kaepernick is an unemployed professional football player who ignited the US with his protest against the shooting of young, unarmed black males. And all he did was nothing. Colin Kaepernick sat still during the national anthem. That’s it. He didn’t raise a fist …

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September 24th, 2017

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September 22nd, 2017

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September 21st, 2017

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September 14th, 2017

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September 14th, 2017

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For Every 20-Foot Wall, There’s a 21-Foot Ladder

Trump’s insistence on building a wall, a beautiful wall, is really not about a wall. It’s about the “idea” of building a wall. Trump says he knows how to build things, like his Trump towers, so a wall would be easy. (Although I’m not sure how the two compare, unless he built a 2200 mile-high …

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September 14th, 2017

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September 12th, 2017

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August 7th, 2017

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Libertarians Need To Wake Up

Libertarian? My realization after riding this train after 9/11 thru the 2008 crash is there is no such thing. The truth is we are a great country, not because of business, but because of the great government programs that created a competitive playing field. I know, having lived in DC for most of my life …

August 2nd, 2017

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Progressives and Evolution

I’m a progressive who 17 years ago was a social liberal, fiscal conservative. Or more to the point, I was wrong. It took two recessions and real-life experiences to truly understand the macro-economics at play. The best way to understand capitalism is to first understand “capital.” Let’s imagine capital as a pile of baseball bats. …

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